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Old 09-27-2009
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Folks,

I finally found time to pull my genny radiator. There's a manufacturer's tag on the radiator:

Radiator Specialties Inc
8441 Specialty Cir
Sacramento Ca 95828

http://www.jbradspec.com/

Model: RS-2219 Rev:0
Serial #: 16129-0B-002

BTW, the generator takes 13lb radiator cap.
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Generator radiator fan replaced..Check.

Small leak in fins of genny radiator found this morning,went away as radiator warmed up.

If for some reason it is not repairable does anyone know the replacement part # for the radiator?

I am not sure if the part # referenced in the previous post is applicable to my coach.

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best to remove it & take it a radiator repair shop
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Generator radiator fan replaced..Check.

Small leak in fins of genny radiator found this morning,went away as radiator warmed up.

If for some reason it is not repairable does anyone know the replacement part # for the radiator?

I am not sure if the part # referenced in the previous post is applicable to my coach.

Thanks
If you want radiator sealing stuff like Aluma-Seal I can bring some to Q.
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If you want radiator sealing stuff like Aluma-Seal I can bring some to Q.
I used to be a fan of Alumaseal too until I went through what seemed like a never ending issue with my 'Bird, yet it didn't really last that long. Here is a post that I made up explaining what I found out about about Radiator Stop Leaks. The coolant leak is still there although compared to what you can see in these pictures, it is ever so minor that I don't notice it compared to the oil leak in that same area and even that is minor too.

The thread is a long read but you may want to take the time to read through it when you can.

Wanderlodge Owners Group > Mechanic's Corner > General > Coolant system flush hazard......NOW THE REST OF THE STORY!!



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When I got to the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah I could leave my trailer and race car on the salt overnight, but I could not leave the 'Bird there and stay in it overnight, so I found a campsite along with Randy, Rob and Thomas at the Nugget Casino in Wendover, Nevada and the day I parked just the coach there I noticed a significant coolant leak in the form of a steady dripping from the engine block area, it was coming from the seam between the engine accessory plate where the water pump, alternator, fan assembly were mounted to. Evidently this was the leak that all of the stop leak was being used for, that we thoroughly flushed from th system and the new coolant filter had also helped to remove what remained and now we had to come up with a plan to stop the leak short of removing the engine. We put our collective heads together and decided to try Restaurant Grade Black Pepper in the amount of 3 heaping tablespoons directly into the coolant and then topped off the coolant, after letting the engine idle for a while the leak was stopped. we all felt good about ourselves and our decision.



That held just fine so after the race I headed back east and before I left I turned the coolant filter back on and headed out, when I stopped for the night at Rock Springs, Wyoming I noticed the coolant was dripping again, so I took some pictures of the leak and with the coolant mixed with the small oil leak from the same area, it looked very messy. In the morning when it was cool I added 2 gallons of coolant and again added 3 more tablespoons of the black pepper, waited until the dripping stopped, then turned the coolant filter off and headed further east, when I stopped for the night it was dripping again. I made a call to my coolant engineer friend who made some suggestions of what I could use, he warned me about staying away from the organic type stop leaks as that was some of the STUFF that we had found inside the old radiator and he suggested that I look for a stop leak consisting of some aluminum or copper metallic material to stop the leak, so from that point until I could find the right stop leak to use, I just added distilled water to the coolant. The rest of the story can be seen in the following pictures.


The picture on the left was taken on September 19, 2011 with the engine turned off, but it would still drip until the coolant started to cool down. The picture on the right was taken on November 5, 2011 with the engine running.





I got an education in what you see in the package is not necessarily what you are getting inside or after mixing it with coolant.





This was what did the trick and stopped the leak, it took a total of 3 bottles to treat the complete cooling system in my 'Bird. I will leave it in the system for the recommended period and then make a decision if I will filter out what remains in the coolant.



And now you know the rest of the story!!!!
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Just an update:

Called Radiator Specialities with part# supplied by David and was informed that although they do make the radiator it is only available thru Bluebird as the design is owned by Bluebird.

Didn't pursue further as my leak worsened to the point I took the advise and headed to a radiator shop in Blythe and had it patched. Will re-core it this summer.
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Kevin, You will have to educate those folks. Let them know that the owner of those rights was Wanderlodge. Those rights were bought by Parliament in Clearwater Fl. I would think a call to Parliament would be a solution to your problem. Call their parts department.
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Yeah Rick I was wondering about that possibility, but since they said Bluebird and not Wanderlodge i just jumped to the conclusion that maybe their OTR busses used the same design. I will gice Parliament a call, at the very least to compare re-core vs. new.

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any good rad shop can recore it.
No problems.
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